US rap sensation J. Cole is set to embark on his first ever headline UK tour in November to celebrate the release of his debut album ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ available September 26th.
J. Cole is the first signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label and the 24 year old North Carolina native is turning his back on the champagne popping, auto-tuned bling of current times, and making a long awaited return to real Hip Hop. With a return to a more raw sound and a realer message, comes promise of a new day in Hip Hop music.
The surrounding hype and driving momentum behind Cole is impossible to ignore – both stateside and here on UK shores. The video for the huge track “Who Dat” amassed in excess of 4.6 million VEVO views in 3 weeks and has racked up 57, 562 UK youtube views; quite a feat for any artist but especially for one who hasn’t even released an official single yet.
Fans can check out Cole on the below dates in November:
FRIDAY 11 LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM
SATURDAY 12 BIRMINGHAM INSTITUTE
SUNDAY 13 CARDIFF SOLUS
MONDAY 14 SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY
TUESDAY 15 O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
FRIDAY 18 O2 ACADEMY LIVERPOOL
SATURDAY 19 O2 ACADEMY SHEFFIELD
SUNDAY 20 MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2
TUESDAY 22 CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
THURSDAY 24 O2 ACADEMY BRISTOL
SATURDAY 26 NORWICH WATERFRONT
In addition to his headline tour, Cole has been announced as tour support for UK man of the moment Tinie Tempah as he embarks on his first ever UK arena tour in October and November. Dates are:
MONDAY 31 (Oct)LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
TUESDAY 1 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
THURSDAY 4 LONDON O2 ARENA
FRIDAY 5 BOURNEMOUTH BIC
SATURDAY 6 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
SUNDAY 7 MANCHESTER MEN
NOVEMBER 8 CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
Tickets from www.livenation.co.uk (subject to booking fee) on sale now.